Police, FBI and community continue looking for missing teen

Imperial Valley

Police, FBI and community continue looking for missing teen

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Story by: Grecia Aguilar

IMPERIAL VALLEY, Calif. (13 On Your Side) – It has now been more than four weeks since a 14-year-old from Imperial went missing.

While family and friends are hopeful David Yglesias is still alive, investigators say there is no sign or trace of him.

Investigators say David Yglesias' disappearance has turned from a missing person's case to a criminal case.

They would not provide specifics other than to say they have received several tips that leads them to believe Yglesias did not go missing on his own.

David Yglesias still believes his 14-year-old son, who has been missing for 27 days now, is still alive.

"I'm still believing and hoping 100 percent, that he is out there somewhere," he tells 13 On Your Side.

Shortly after his son went missing, Yglesias sought out the help from a non-profit investigator - from the Center for Search and Investigation - to help find his son.

But the investigator did not have any luck.

So now this same private investigator is organizing a community-wide search, hoping volunteers will find someone who may have seen David recently or knows his whereabouts.

"The reality is, I want to find something that leads me to him or gives me a clue."

Today, investigators from Imperial Valley police and the FBI say they've received several tips, but they say nothing has panned out as being credible.

However, investigators say David's mysterious disappearance is now being investigated as a crime.

We asked investigators if they still believe David is alive.

"At this point everything is possible. And if it comes across we'll investigate it. But we're still considering everything at this point."

Still, with no sign or trace of David, we also asked police, now that they're investigating the case as a crime, if they've ruled anyone out as suspect.

"We're looking at everything. Everything. Nothing is being ruled out," said Sean Lister, a special agent with the FBI.

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